Saturday, October 12, 2019

O Holy Night

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Monday edition of the Blog. 

We have the new release of Christmas Part 2 in the online store and they are all in stock and available for delivery. There are 34 new designs in this release. 

This release has something for everyone. So if you prefer a more religious tone to your cards- we have you covered. If you like a more whimsical design featuring Santa, reindeer, gnomes, moose or even a hot chocolate theme you will find some really cute dies. The DT will begin showing card samples using these dies shortly.

I actually do a combo of religious and whimsical for my Christmas cards. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I am going religious with the new O Holy Night die. It's from the Christmas Part 1 release. My design is on the clean and simple side because I wanted the die to be the center focus on the card.

Once I selected my die for this week's post, I decided to use a watercolor galaxy paper that I bought at a stamp show this summer. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be a great background for a Christmas card. For this photo, I showed the entire 6 x6 piece. I have to cut it down but I wasn't sure at first where to cut it. But, I knew I couldn't use all of it, unfortunately.

royal blue layering panel: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
designer paper panel: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" 
I cut my image with a royal blue cardstock.  Sometimes I will double cut an image to give it more dimension but with this die, I didn't think it was necessary.
Next, I started the card assembly. The image panel is attached to the layering panel with double sided tape. For the image I used a combo of glue dots and Ranger multi medium matte. I attached it off center intentionally.
I finished off the card front by cutting a few tiny stars from the left over designer paper and attached to the left side of card.  The silver card base is attached with double sided tape. These stars were cut from the older Nativity Bell die.
silver card base: 6" x 4 3/4"
I usually don't finish off the inside of the card but I decided to with this one. I stamped the O Holy Night sentiment in blueberry ink.
Then I used one of the new Holiday Corners die for the left corner. These corners make for a beautiful finishing touch and they will work for the front or the inside of the card.  
I cut it in a royal blue cardstock. I finished off the inside by scattering a few stars cut in the same silver metallic as the card base. I used the star from the new Joy to the World die.
That's my card for this week. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use the new dies. See you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Very pretty and peaceful! Lovely Christmas card!

Janja said...

This card looks really nice!

Jeanne said...

Mary this card is gorgeous!!!

Sukie said...

Very pretty card! The background is so gorgeous! I love how you decorated the inside of your card!